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Choosing the Right Shears for You.

Choosing the Right Shears for You.

The wrong shear can contribute to CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME, TENDONITIS, BURSITIS, ROTATOR CUFF, and other hand, arm, shoulder, neck and back problems. The right shear can prevent, or even cure, these problems. Also, poor quality shears will cost you more because they need to be sharpened more often. 
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When Does Your Shears Need Sharpening? - Alpeka

When Does Your Shears Need Sharpening?

When scissors are an essential to your job you should know when you need to send your scissors back to get sharpened! No one wants a dull scissors cutting their hair!  Here are 6 signs that will help you!   1. If the shears are bending the hair, it may be that the tension is too loose. Make the necessary adjustments, but if the issue is not resolved and the hair is still being pushed off of the blade, your shears are most likely dull. 2. The hair appears to be pinched or pulled (and be warned that your customer will...

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Your Start to Cutting Hair - Alpeka

Your Start to Cutting Hair

Start with clean, dry, and styled hair. Unless you have natural curls or coils, chances are your stylist normally wets your hair before cutting it. While it might seem like a good idea to copy your usual salon experience by cutting your own hair while it's wet, Fitzsimons explains why that's not exactly the case. "Wet hair allows [stylists] to be much more precise with creating clean lines, but they were also trained to do that," he says. If you find it easier to cut wet hair, Fitzsimons suggests doing so as long as you "make sure you're comfortable versus...

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